Dead Island 2 release date, screenshots, and new info leaks via Amazon

Sean Carey - August 18th 2022

The Dead Island 2 release date appears to have leaked via an Amazon listing along with new screenshots and details about the long-delayed zombie game from Dambuster Studios and publisher Deep Silver.

A new Amazon listing, spotted by Wario64 on Twitter, reveals that Dead Island 2 will release for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4 on February 3rd, 2023. The listing also includes several screenshots and a description of the game.

Dead Island 2 leaked screenshots

According to the listing, Dead Island 2 is set in Los Angeles, which has been quarantined by the military due to a deadly virus spreading throughout the city. Your character is immune to the pathogen and will have to "learn to harness the zombie inside" while uncovering the truth behind the outbreak.

There are six characters to choose from, and each has their own personality and dialogue. You will also be able to customise each character's abilities, thanks to a new skill system that allows you to "re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds." Dead Island 2 will also feature "dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations and attacks," and iconic LA locations such as Venice Beach and Beverly Hills. Here is the description in full from the Amazon listing:

  • Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach
  • Combat delivers the most intense, visceral and gory first-person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and tactical (and brutal) options to chew your way through the zombie horde
  • There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues – You can fully customise the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds.
  • Our LA is crawling with zombies that look & react realistically – These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2 with dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks & hundreds of LA-themed variants
  • Day 1 Edition includes the Memories of Banoi Pack – Banoi War Club, Memories of Banoi Baseball Bat, Weapon Perk – balanced, Personal space skill card

"A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, California, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies. The city is in quarantine, and the military has retreated. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the zombie inside. Only you, and the handful of other swaggering fellows who happen to be resistant to the pathogen, holds the future of LA (and humanity), in the balance. As you uncover the truth behind the outbreak, you'll discover who – or what – you are. Survive, evolve, save the world – just another day in LA! The much-loved zombie saga is back with a unique formula of horror, dark humour and over-the-top zombie-slaying, spanning an epic pulp adventure. Dead Island 2 is a thrilling First-Person Action RPG that takes players across a brand-new playground. Stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection, explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer. See you in HELL-A!"

Dead Island 2 was first revealed eight years ago and was originally down to launch in 2015. Hopefully, we'll hear more on the game soon, possibly at Gamescom.

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